Category - Health Information

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Tips to Avoid Holiday Hazards and Stay Safe on Independence Day
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Protect Your Skin All Summer Long
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Little Company of Mary Hospital’s Stroke Care Team Reminds You to Act FAST this Stroke Awareness Month
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Pediatric Gastroenterologist Solves Mystery Behind Young Girl’s Stomachaches
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Staying Healthy with Chronic Joint Pain: Tips from the Experts
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Southside Irishman Has “New Lease on Life” After Undergoing Total Knee Replacement at Little Company of Mary Hospital
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Little Company of Mary Hospital Receives Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care
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Autism: The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth
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Breast Cancer in Young Women
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Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips

Tips to Avoid Holiday Hazards and Stay Safe on Independence Day

Countless 4th of July celebrations this year will feature cookouts, fireworks and holiday parties with friends and family. But the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) is warning that the warm weather, flammable materials and outdoor activities can also bring poisoning hazards that can ruin any festivities. “During holiday gatherings, unexpected, everyday items can lead to harmful…

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Protect Your Skin All Summer Long

Whether your summer plans involve trips to the beach, picnics, bike rides or chasing after your kids, be sure to slather on the sunscreen. One in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime. Sun exposure is a preventable risk factor for skin cancer. Before stepping outside, apply sunscreen to all…

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Little Company of Mary Hospital’s Stroke Care Team Reminds You to Act FAST this Stroke Awareness Month

May is Stroke Awareness Month, and Little Company of Mary Hospital’s (LCMH) Stroke Care nursing team wants to remind community members about the importance of acting FAST when someone is exhibiting stroke signs and symptoms: F – FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? A – ARMS: Ask the…

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Pediatric Gastroenterologist Solves Mystery Behind Young Girl’s Stomachaches

Mariellyn LaGiglia, RN, BSN, is a nurse in the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s pediatric clinic at Little Company of Mary Hospital. But last November, she found herself in a new role: the parent of a patient. LaGiglia’s six-year-old daughter, Brooke, had been complaining of stomachaches for several months. When the stomachaches became more…

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Staying Healthy with Chronic Joint Pain: Tips from the Experts

We are a couple weeks into 2016 and with a new year comes resolutions. Many of us choose resolutions that pertain to health and fitness. For those who struggle with chronic joint pain on a daily basis, these resolutions can be quite challenging. Joint pain is typically caused by arthritis, which is inflammation of the…

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Southside Irishman Has “New Lease on Life” After Undergoing Total Knee Replacement at Little Company of Mary Hospital

John Meskill, 86, born and raised in Ireland, has been living in Chicago’s southwest community since 1954, when he came to the U.S. and married his wife, Bridie. For years, John experienced severe knee pain caused by arthritis, making it difficult for him to perform day-to-day activities. On August 12, 2015, John underwent a total…

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Little Company of Mary Hospital Receives Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care

World Stroke Day is October 29th, 2015. Little Company of Mary Hospital’s Primary Stroke Center has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA), stroke is the fifth leading cause of death…

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Autism: The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Evergreen Park School District 124 will be co-sponsoring an informative presentation titled “Autism: The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth” on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the District 124 Administration Center. Meet Dr. Peter Smith, Director of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics at University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s…

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Breast Cancer in Young Women

Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. About 11% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age. Who Has a Higher Risk? Some young women are at a…

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Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips

Fourth of July is a fun-filled day spent with family and friends in the backyard grilling, swimming, and watching fabulous firework shows. Fireworks are beautiful and amazing to watch; however, they can also be incredibly dangerous if not used properly. In order to ensure that you and your family have a safe holiday, here are…

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